The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Olusegun Oni, has described the demise of Nigeriaâ€™s oldest writer,Â Timothy Mofolorunso Aluko, 92, as the fall of the grand oak in the forest of Nigeriaâ€™s literary icons, saying his death was a great loss to the nation.
Also, the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, described the demise of the old author as the end of an era and a sad loss to the literary world.
Gov. Oni, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Wale Ojo Lanre, said T.M. Aluko was a quintessential literary icon who injected technocratic wisdom into his literary works.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Kolawole Olabisi in Akure, Mimiko noted that despite a debilitating stroke in 1987 at the age of 69, Aluko taught himself to write with his left hand and kept writing and enjoined the young generations of Nigerians to emulate the resilience of the late T.M. Aluko.
The governor remembered with fondness how he enjoyed reading the late novelistâ€™s works, especially One Man, One wife and One Man, One Matchet as well as Chief, the Honourable Minister, among others when he was a student.